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Morocco: Recipes and Cuisine

Tagine vendor in Morocco

Image by Dominik Golenia

The exotic flavors of North Africa reach their full expression in the cooking of Morocco. Moroccan cuisine is known for its flavorful stews, called tagines, that simmer in the bottom of a large, double-chambered pot. Their steam cooks and flavors the couscous pasta in the top compartment. The tagine is then served over the couscous.

A wide variety of spices are mixed in varying proportions to give a personal touch to dishes. The best mixes, called ras el-hanout, can be bought custom made. Bstilla, a poultry pie in flaky pastry, is world famous. Most Moroccan meals finished with cup of excellent mint tea.

Typical Moroccan Dishes

Moroccan Recipes

Try these recipes from Morocco.


Kefta meatballs with yogurt sauce

(Middle Eastern spiced meatballs)


Harira (North African lamb and chickpea stew)

(North African lamb and chickpea stew)


Couscous with kebabs

(North African steamed pasta grains)


Harissa Recipe (North African peppers and spice paste)

(North African peppers and spice paste)

Djej Emshmel

Djej emshmel Morocca chicken tagine with olives and lemons

(Moroccan chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemons)


Mechoui slow-roasted lamb on a spit

(North African spit-roasted lamb)


Leems (Moroccan preserved lemons)

(Moroccan preserved lemons)


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